Adults’ Weekend Guide: Dec. 8th-10th

Catch Potomac Winds at Robert Harper Books this wknd!

Will it be a Holiday Fashion Show, a Candlelight Holiday House Tour or maybe some Zumba (just to mix it up)? Saturday brings Open Studios Tour, Brentwood Arts Exchange’s Craft Fair & Beer Tasting Lounge (featuring Hyattsville’s own Streetcar 82 Brewing Company)! More to explore below!

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Vintage Holiday Fashion Show 
Need an excuse to wear your favorite fancy outfit? We’ve got you covered: Tanglewood Works, Bespoke Not Broke, and Nonasuch Vintage & Craft are teaming up for a glam vintage evening.  We’ll have retro cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, vintage hair & makeup demos, a photobooth, a fashion show, and a few surprises! Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed, so be sure to dress to the nines.
When: 6-11pm
Where: Tanglewood Works,
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at door

No experience necessary, just a desire to smile, sweat, and enjoy great international music. Kids are welcome! (I’ve been to this and it’s a really fun time!)
When: 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Espaco Cultural Samba Trovao, 4318 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville
Cost: $10 drop in

$5 Happy Hour Barre!
Never tried Open Barre before? Now’s your chance. This class is open to everyone who registers – no membership required to sign up. Wear a costume!
When: 6:30pm
Where: Open Barre Studios, 7338 Baltimore Ave, College Park
Cost: $5

Candlelight Holiday House Tour
The University Park Woman’s Club welcomes you to their annual Candlelight Holiday House Tour, where homes in University Park and College Heights Estates will be open and beautifully decorated. Proceeds support college scholarships and community service projects of the local Woman’s Club.
When: 7-10pm Where: University Park (see map behind link)
Cost: $18 advance, call  301-864-9264; $20 during home tour

Potomac Winds at Robert Harper Books
Potomac Winds (feat. UMD grad & bud Ceylon Mitchell!) woodwind quintet closes their First Friday’s Series with a great blend of classical and popular tunes for the holidays. Each attendee gets $10 to use off a $20 or larger purchase. So come prepared to do your gift shopping.When: 8-10pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, Riverdale Park
Cost: $15


College Park ParkRun
Head out on for a weekly, free, 5K, timed run. Afterwards, enjoy a post parkrun coffee in The Board & Brew, 8150 Baltimore Ave, College Park. All ages welcome! **Psst – The Wall Street Journal is working on a feature article about Parkrun in the US and today’s College Park run is going to be the highlighted event so please turn out!
When: Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Where: Paint Branch Trail, 4289 Metzerott Road, College Park
Admission: Free but please register before your first run.

Holiday Pop-Up
Antique and vintage tree decorations, Crèches, Stockings, Linens, Silver, Dala Horses, Trees and Stands, and loads more. Antique and collectible Jewelry for gifts and party attire—gold, sterling, rhinestones, cuff links, tie clips, vintage furs, fine gifts. Of course there will be ALL THE BOOKS to choose from as well. Please join us for coffee and refreshments.
When: 11am-5pm
Where: Robert Harper Books, Riverdale Park
Cost: No entry fee

Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Fair & Beer Tasting Lounge
Don’t get stuck at crowded malls this season buying generic gift sets for your loved ones! Come to the Holiday Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge (tasting by Streetcar 82 Brewing Co)! Craft artisans from our community will display their items for sale inside our warm and cozy gallery environs.
When: 11am-5pm
Where: Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free admission!

Winter Open Studios
Open Studios = One of my favorite adult-y things to do in the area. Don’t miss this chance to meet the many awesome local artists in our lucky midst and to check out where the magic happens. The magic of art, that is!
When: 12-4pm
Where: Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
Cost: Free!

Cheverly Home Tour
The Holiday event the whole town is talking about! Tour some of Cheverly’s most charming and unique homes while you share fun and festive food and drink as you visit with friends and neighbors. The Cheverly Home Tour is a fundraiser that supports the Cheverly Weekday Nursery–a nursery school that has been serving the neighborhood and community since 1970.
When: 4-8pm
Where: Cheverly (see map behind link)
Cost: $25

Second Saturday Lecture Series – Monica Hesse
Speaker Monica Hesse, author of the Edgar Award-winning novel, Girl in the Blue Coat. Most recently, she published the nonfiction book, American Fire, which was named one of 2017’s best
reads by Entertainment Weekly and won starred reviews in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.
When: 5pm
Where: Church of the Brethren, University Park
Cost: Free!

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow pARTy (aka Goodbye ReCreative)
Mt. Rainier’s ReCreative Spaces is closing. 🙁 But they plan to celebrate ALL THE GOOD TIMES like it’s… you know what year….Featuring DJ 2-Tone Jones, DC Brau Beer, local artwork for sale & more!
When: 8pm-1am
Where: 3501 Perry Street, Mt. Rainier
Cost: $10


10 x 10 Invitational
Love art, especially art created by local artists? Well, here’s your chance to buy some at prices you can afford! Featuring artwork by over 85 regional and national artists, each artwork can be purchased for $50 and taken home day-of!
When: 12-5pm
Where: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
Cost: Free (no entry fee)

Benefit for Music for Food: Omer Quartet
Music for Food is a musician-led initiative that started in Boston and has since spread across the US. Its goal is to create awareness about hunger insecurity in America and to partner with audiences to raise money through donation-based concerts. The artists who perform receive no fee and the concert tickets are free with a kind request for any donation, 100% of which is then donated to a local food pantry or food bank.
When: 4pm
Where: UMD’s The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Cost: Free!

Community Yoga
An informal group led by neighborhood instructors. Bring a mat – all levels, including those new to yoga are welcome. Questions? Email:
When: 5-6pm
Where: Hyattsville Municipal Bldg, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
Cost: Free!

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Event information is subject to change or weather cancellation.

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